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Facebook censored people protesting a corrupt government
211 points by dcro
https://dorinlazar.ro/the-strange-case-of-facebook-censoring-peo...
oring-people-protesting-a-corrupt-government/
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frandroid - 1 hours ago
Facebook does this every day. They regularly close Kurdish-related
groups and pages at the behest of the Turkish government, and not
just Turkish ones; recently there were Kurdish FB groups based in
Canada closed as well.
 
perch56 - 37 minutes ago
Here is the Archive.org link as it seems the original website is
down.
https://web.archive.org/web/20171127203202/https://dorinlaza...
 
justboxing - 7 minutes ago
Active Discussion on same story (different source)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15791304
 
timthelion - 27 minutes ago
I find this especially weird given Facebook's incredibly lax
approach to extreme right virulently racist posters in Eastern
Europe. Like if Facebook, was censoring things that they found
controversial, I'd get it, but it seems that they just censor
randomly.
 
  lsd5you - 5 minutes ago
  Surely it's just at the behest of the host governments? i.e. The
  ones who can threaten to block Facebook from their entire
  countries? That is to say it is a business decision.At this point
  I think we can be entirely cynical about their motives. To the
  extent that there is any semblance of a moral dimension to their
  actions (perhaps someone can point to those occasions if they
  exist) it is probably still just a business decision in that they
  don't want to harm their brand.
 
funkythingss - 17 minutes ago
congratulations. This is what you get if you let governments like
Germany, US... work with Facebook to combat "online harassment",
"offensive content" or insert-phobia-here. It all seems like a nice
idea, but it always backfires.
 
hkon - 1 hours ago
fake news robot kicking in?
 
  tudorconstantin - 1 hours ago
  I doubt. I know a few high profile people with their
  accounts/pages suspended after they called for people to come
  protesting yesterday.
 
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